General News of Tuesday, 29 January 2013
The coffee lounge of Parliament on Tuesday morning saw a very rare occurrence as two of the newly elected honourable members of parliament engaged in heated exchanges.
The altercation reportedly started when Hon. Ursula Owusu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West verbally assaulted her colleague, Hon. Ibrahim Murtalla Mohammed, MP for Nantong in the Northern Region over what she said were unfair comments made about her by the latter on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana.
Murtalla Mohammed is said to have chided Ms. Ursula Owusu for saying that but for free education, many northerners would have been shepherds and goat herders.
This seemed to have rubbed Ms Ursula Owusu the wrong way as she accosted Murtalla Mohammed on the fringes of the House.
Reports say but for the timely intervention of some colleague MPs, situation could have gotten out of hands.